workers, not babysitters
“Domestic workers” encompasses two different workforces: what we think of as traditional domestic workers, like nannies and housecleaners, and home health aides who care for the elderly and disabled. There are clear similarities: They all work in the home, often making them invisible and leaving them vulnerable. The lines can sometimes even blur so that a single worker is doing tasks from both categories. And this work is still considered “women’s work,” the sort of care many women are expected to do for free
But when do start valuing domestic work that is unpaid, as actual work?